Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

What you eat after working out is as important as the actual training. When you exercise, your body uses stored glucose called glycogen, which depletes energy. Your muscles also tear especially if you’re doing resistance or strength training. As a result, you get exhausted and sore. But by eating the right foods, you can recover and feel … Continue reading Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym

The body consumes high amounts of energy when you work out, depleting your energy stores. One way to keep your body up and running during particularly intense exercises is to eat before working out. Some people fast before working out and still perform well. Others, particularly beginners and those who do highly demanding workout routines, need to … Continue reading Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym

Beta-alanine supplementation relieves fatigue, increases muscle carnosine

Researchers from the University of Central Florida suggest supplementing with beta-alanine to increase muscle carnosine and relieve fatigue. In their study, which was published in the journal Nutrition Research, the team looked at the effects of beta-alanine supplementation on performance, muscle carnosine, and L-histidine in men and women. Earlier studies have shown that supplementation with beta-alanine leads to increased intramuscular carnosine content, improving … Continue reading Beta-alanine supplementation relieves fatigue, increases muscle carnosine

Eat cordyceps before high-intensity exercise to improve endurance

Cordyceps has an unsavory reputation among people unfamiliar with it, but its health benefits have been the subject of several studies. One particular research, for instance, found that it can enhance your tolerance to high-intensity workouts, allowing you to do more and gain more from physical activity. In the study, the researchers compared the effects of short-term … Continue reading Eat cordyceps before high-intensity exercise to improve endurance

Improving blood flow to fight disease: Whole-body vibration therapy found to increase blood and oxygen delivery

A meta-analysis published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE) may significantly improve blood flow kinetics and boost oxygen delivery across the body, making it a viable treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases. The researchers pooled data from up to seven clinical trials and studies as part of the meta-analysis. The scientists explained … Continue reading Improving blood flow to fight disease: Whole-body vibration therapy found to increase blood and oxygen delivery

Nutrition expert says to load up on protein and carbs after a workout to boost athletic performance

After your workout, you need to consume food that’s rich in protein and carbohydrates, according to expert, Dr. Fernando Naclerio, principal lecturer in strength training and sports nutrition at the University of Greenwich. Dr. Naclerio says consuming food rich in macronutrients can help athletes ensure their body’s recovery. In particular, he emphasized the consumption of carbohydrates and … Continue reading Nutrition expert says to load up on protein and carbs after a workout to boost athletic performance

Training too long and hard can damage your thyroid

One of the biggest misconceptions about working out is that the more tired a person is after a session, the more effective the exercise was. In truth, healthcare experts are actually against overtraining as it can have a huge toll on the health of your thyroid. Exercise must be done in moderation. Otherwise, it will only bring additional … Continue reading Training too long and hard can damage your thyroid

21 Foods Richer in Protein Than an Egg

It is a well-known fact that eggs are a perfect protein delivery food. They contain minerals, healthy fats and vitamins that are crucial for your body’s overall immune system. It’s a super food, especially for those who work hard to make a fit and bikini-ready body for the upcoming summer. Proteins in eggs make you … Continue reading 21 Foods Richer in Protein Than an Egg

Four huge benefits of exercising outdoors

To be sure, exercising outdoors during the winter months in many parts of the country is not easy. Snow, sleet and rain, combined with lower winter temperatures, make it difficult if not impossible to work out in a natural environment, but if you can, you should because it's much better for you in the long … Continue reading Four huge benefits of exercising outdoors